Something in my gut wrenches when I read "Short Sales Are a Game".
They involve people's lives, families, difficult circumstances & situations, & loss of one of the most basic Human needs.
You don't "successfully PLAY" a short sale ...it is collaborative, not competitive, WORK.
Yes, even empathy for the Loss Mitigator who may be overworked with a huge pile of files on their desk. I will gladly NOT switch places with them for even a day :)
The Indiana Association of Realtors Online has re-printed a statement:
(reprinted from James J. Tsighis from the Tennessee Association of REALTORS Forum), that disscusses some key points & ethics to consider behind the decision making of even doing these type of Real Estate Transactions.
We've been doing Short Sales for several years now, and just closed our 1st short sale real estate transaction for 2010 in only 26 days from the date of taking the listing till today's signing documents at Closing!
We were not the 1st REALTORS to list this property and there were many obstacles to this short sale which I will not go into.....
What matters, is the thanks we got from the Seller, Buyers, Co-Operative Agent and yes, even the Lender:)
editorial Opinion by Jeff Safrin - Real Estate Broker/Owner F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana